[-empyre-] prolitariat

Simon Biggs s.biggs at eca.ac.uk
Fri Oct 22 20:12:54 EST 2010

There are the beginnings of stirrings here in the UK. This weekend there
will be large demo's across the country against the government's economic
proclamations this week.

Sadly though, till now, the resignation of Wayne Rooney from Man U has
generated more headlines and civil unrest than the deepest spending cuts in
85 years and sweeping changes in the social contract that has bound the UK
together since WWII.

Who said the Brit's are a downtrodden and resigned bunch?



Simon Biggs
s.biggs at eca.ac.uk  simon at littlepig.org.uk
Skype: simonbiggsuk

Research Professor  edinburgh college of art
Creative Interdisciplinary Research in CoLlaborative Environments
Electronic Literature as a Model of Creativity and Innovation in Practice
Centre for Film, Performance and Media Arts

> From: "Patricia R. Zimmermann" <patty at ithaca.edu>
> Reply-To: soft_skinned_space <empyre at lists.cofa.unsw.edu.au>
> Date: Fri, 22 Oct 2010 00:07:06 -0400 (EDT)
> To: soft_skinned_space <empyre at gamera.cofa.unsw.edu.au>
> Subject: Re: [-empyre-] prolitariat
> Renate:
> Thank you for this report.
> I have been thinking of all the Making Sense participants and you and Tim
> Murray in Paris and Empyre these last few days.  The strikes have been on the
> front pages of the NYT, and on many listservs and aggregated websites.  They
> have hit a nerve back here in the States, people are discussing the strikes,
> and the transportation stoppages.
> What are you seeing and experiencing on the ground there?
> Are there art actions in the streets?
> Are the presenters at the colloquium making sense of protests about the
> proposed changes in the retirement age as an event that is attempting to make
> sense of the GEC (global economic collapse)?
> Not to tunnel too much into a mise en abyme, but is making sense making sense
> of making sense?
> Patty Zimmermann
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> ---- Original message ----
>> Date: Thu, 21 Oct 2010 10:16:49 -0400
>> From: empyre-bounces at gamera.cofa.unsw.edu.au (on behalf of Renate Ferro
>> <rtf9 at cornell.edu>)
>> Subject: [-empyre-] prolitariat
>> To: soft_skinned_space <empyre at gamera.cofa.unsw.edu.au>
>>   In our jet-lagged state Tim and I spent a day and a
>>   half in the Making Sense Colloquium held at the
>>   Georges Pompidou Center and the **Institut Telecom.
>>   Paris is in the middle of a social crisis prompted
>>   by a major labor strike against the government due
>>   to its potential plan to change the age of
>>   retirement from 60 years to 62 years of age. French
>>   philosopher Bernard Steigler the Director of the
>>   Institute of Recherche and Innnovaion at the
>>   Pompidou Center addressed the Colloquium the first
>>   morning citing the twentieth century as the century
>>   of the Proletariat. **Steigler also cited the work
>>   of Duchamp and Beuys as figures to consider **in the
>>   discussion about Making Sense, Faire Sense. His talk
>>   entitled Art, Territory, Epoque Individuation of
>>   Post consumerism and Post Modernism made no mention
>>   of the strikes outside in the streets of Paris.
>>   **For Steigler criticality is a faculty of the
>>   sensing process and at the core of the creative
>>   process, but was blatantly absent from **also was
>>   absent in many of many of the **disparate
>>   presentations. **
>>   We have had very limited access to the internet but
>>   will post more later today and also introduce to you
>>   three more presenters who will hopefully give the
>>   empyre subscribers a clearer idea of what the
>>   Colloquium is attempting to do.**
>>   Renate
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